How Long Certain Home Improvements will Take to Pay for Themselves

Photo Courtesy of The Trusted ToolboxGuest Blogger: Gunner Kenyon

For homeowners, it’s an endless struggle: You know that you could save money on monthly expenses if you were to renovate your home, but those renovations cost money. So, the obvious problem is trying to determine which renovations are going to be worth the cost, and how long it will take for those renovations to pay for themselves. Of course, given that no two homes are the same, it’s impossible to say matter-of-factly which home improvements will pay off and when, yet that’s exactly what we’re about to do! Here are five home enhancements that will save you more than you spend to install them… eventually. Read More


10 Hidden Areas in Your Kitchen that are Really Dirty

Courtesy: 4 Sisters CleaningSpring is in the air and spring cleaning is tops on some people’s lists.  Knowing that, we often forget about some areas in the kitchen that need a really good scrubbing.  Without proper cleaning, bacteria can develop in areas around our kitchen. Yuck! So we decided to share some tips that you might want to think about cleaning to keep your home healthy and safe for the entire family.   Read More


4 Things to Do Before Buying an Older Home

Courtesy of This Old HouseGuest Blogger: Kurt Jacobson

New buildings simply lack the magic and character of older homes. If huge, wood-burning fireplaces, elegant wood trim and moldings and centuries-old oak trees in the front yard are what you are looking for, chances are high that you’ll end up buying an older home. But wait, did you know that ancient buildings are also potential money-traps that can drag you down into a never-ending cycle of repair and maintenance? The older the home, more are the chances that there will be problems with electrical wiring, plumbing and roofing, not to mention the heating and cooling systems. Below is my list of the four most important things that have to be done before buying an older home.  Read More


Nine Hidden Dangers In Your House

Insure.com shows us nine hidden danger areas of your home that without care can cause problems in your home. Simple maintenance can help avoid fires, water damage and the potential for mold. This infographic can show you areas of potential hidden dangers and some simple tasks that can be performed to avoid these hidden dangers. Read More


Home Remodel Project: New Living Room Floor

HomeZada New Floor Remodel ProjectYou can freshen the look of many rooms by replacing old and worn out flooring with a new floor. With living rooms, it is common to choose either carpet or wood flooring. It is a good idea to measure the dimensions of the room to estimate the quantity of material required to replace the floors. It is also good to understand how many flooring transitions there are or will be with adjacent rooms. Read More